Hello, this is my first post on the ODeck, so I'm super nervous. Call me Tristan, I'm the rare guy on the internet who is super intelligent and very humble. Now usually I will devote my time to correcting your wrong opinions with my right ones, but today I thought I would share an article by esteemed comic creator Mark Waid, in which he gives advice to creators on how to approach freelancing for the Big Two.
I found Waid's piece above by following links from more sensational takes on the essay. I was expecting an apocalyptic takedown of DC and Marvel, but instead I found a smart and reasonable essay that provides pretty good advice for anyone looking to break into a creative industry. I think DC and Marvel will increasingly become a place for young writers and artists to develop their name and their craft before moving on to more lucrative jobs and/or work they own completely. I think the days of people like Grant Morrison and Ed Brubaker devoting years to work-for-hire are coming to an end.
Now shower me with praise for searching the internet. All complaints will be viewed as acts of oppression and immediately reported to the Hague. You've been warned.